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A Day in History. Telstar Brings World Closer, 1962/07/12 (1962)

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Telstar satellite, 170 lbs, receives signal from Andover Maine, retransmit to Cornwall in Europe, launched on Delta rocket for ATT at cost of $50 million, pictures of ground station (either Maine or Cornwall), 1st TV pictures of dome at Andover transmitted (partial newsreel)


This movie is part of the collection: Universal Newsreels

Production Company: Universal Studios
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Reviewer: enola - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - October 31, 2010
Subject: Wow
Just to be able to see this old footage again is really a thrill. Thanks!

Reviewer: Les Veenstra K1YCM M0YCM - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - September 18, 2007
Subject: Earth Station
The earth station in the newsreel is the At&T station at Andover Main. The initial link was actually to France, Pleumour Bodeau because the UK site, Cornwall, known as Goonhilly, because got their antenna polarization wrong but the French got it right.

Reviewer: Bob Capps - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - July 3, 2006
Subject: Telstar Launched
This excellent newsreel depicts the development and launch of the communications satellite Telstar in 1962. Great footage of the night launch of Telstar atop a Thor missile. There is also some nice control room footage, including a view of the historic first TV satellite transmission (American flag).

Reviewer: Christine Hennig - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - February 23, 2006
Subject: Satellite TV, Cel Phones, and Internet (but Not International Understanding) Brought to You by Telstar
Early 60s newsreel documenting the launching and testing of Telstar, the first communications satellite. This has great historical value, and is fun to watch as well, featuring animations of radio waves bouncing off the satellite, footage of it being built, and footage from the first satellite television broadcast. It also gives a fairly accurate prediction of such satellites encircling the earth, except for the part about it increasing international understanding.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: ****.